When I uncloaked my plans for my Vegan MoFo theme and said I was planning on cooking just English dishes, I asked for suggestions of what I should cook. Cadry of Cadry's Kitchen put in a shout for a full English breakfast.
Holy cow - how had I not thought of that? I mean, it's so English, it's got English in its name. It couldn't be more English if it was called the English Blighty Albion breakfast.
So, the full English - it's normally a total hymn to meat and all things non-vegan. Sure there are few things that a vegan can eat - fried mushrooms and tomatoes, beans - but most of the ingredients are sadly animal - eggs, sausages and bacon.
But as vegans know, there's very little that can't be veganised, and be darn tasty to boot. Behold, the vegan full English:
Scholars of the full English will probably tell you that it needs fried bread, and my other half will tell you that there should be some potato element involved, but if you reckon you need more food than is on that plate, you're insane, or a ruminant with a spare stomach.
There's only one thing missing from that fry-up if you ask me - a big mug of tea. What could be more English than that?!